British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, speaking at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left the question about concrete joint measures between Britain and NATO to counteract Russia in connection with poisoning in Salisbury.
Against the backdrop of the scandal the Skripal caser, British Prime Minister Theresa May threatened to freeze Russia’s government accounts if she found evidence that they could endanger the lives and property of British citizens. Johnson also did not rule out that the assets of wealthy Russians associated with Russian President Vladimir Putin could be arrested.
Johnson said that he enlisted the support of his colleagues in NATO. “We share the view that the poisoning of Sergei Skripal is not an isolated issue: it is a model of irresponsible behavior of the Russian state, this behavior has been going on for many years – from the Russian annexation of the Crimea to cyberattacks and involvement in the Syrian war. The Russian state has shown itself,” he said. .
According to him, Russia ignores international law and values. “Our values,” added Johnson.
Moscow categorically denies any involvement in the poisoning. Putin said that any sane person understands that the accusations of Russia’s involvement in the poisoning of Skrypal are nonsense, no one would have allowed himself such actions a day before the presidential elections and the World Cup.